|Number of teams||12|
|Most successful team(s)|
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It is played in late February or early March, at the same time as the Algarve Cup and the SheBelieves Cup.
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The Cyprus Women's Cup uses the following two-phase format:
The first phase is a group stage in which the twelve invited teams are divided into three groups of four teams. Similar to the Algarve Cup, the teams in Group A and Group B consist of higher-ranked teams and are the only teams actually in contention for the championship; Group C consists of lower-ranked teams. Each group plays a round-robin of six games, with each team playing one match against each of the other teams in the same group.
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The second phase is a single "finals day" in which six games involving all twelve teams are played to determine the tournament's final standings, with the match-ups as follows:
|Year||Final||Third place match|
|Winner||Score||Runner-up||Third place||Score||Fourth place|
United States (U20)
|1–1( a.e.t. )|
|1–1( a.e.t. )|
Republic of Ireland
|Team||Winner||Runner-up||Third place||Fourth place||Total top four|
|3 (2008, 2010, 2011)||4 (2009, 2012, 2013, 2015)||7|
|3 (2009, 2013, 2015)||1 (2014)||1 (2012)||5|
|2 (2012, 2014)||2 (2009, 2011)||4|
|1 (2019)||2 (2017, 2018)||3|
|1 (2017)||3 (2010, 2013, 2018)||4|
|1 (2016)||1 (2019)||2|
|2 (2018, 2019)||2 (2012, 2016)||1 (2015)||5|
|1 (2011)||1 (2010)||1 (2008)||3|
|1 (2010)||1 (2013)||1 (2009)||3|
|1 (2017)||1 (2014)||2|
|2 (2011, 2014)||2|
|Total (18 teams)||11||11||11||11||44|
|Total (30 teams)||6||8||8||12||12||12||12||12||12||12||12||12||–|
As of 2018
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